Saturday, September 23, 2006

Heated Toilets

This was my next topic, right? Well, the toilets are heated...and smart. Here's a few pictures of the one in the Kato household:










When you touch the seat just a tad, it automatically lowers! Then something beeps and a heater comes on! There are multiple flush options, for obvious and unsaid reasons. Additionally there are, er, cleansing options. You see the Japanese are clean people. Unlike we Americans who use only pieces of paper, or Europeans who use only a spout of water, the Nihonjin make use of streams of water varying in temperature, force, and direction. This is of course followed by the American introduction of tissue paper.

That's it on toilets...for now.

1 comment:

Rose said...

Brian,
I'm relieved to see you don't have a need to further describe the toilets. I wonder when we'll have them available here? Or do we?
I'm in the midst of looking at your photos. I assume the family we see you with is your temp family. They appear to have a warmth!
Love and Hugs,
Mommy

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